Main Actions of the UB Support Program for refugees

Transition course to the university
Transition course to the university

Catalan and Spanish language learning courses and training in human rights and the culture of peace. It is co-financed by the UB and Barcelona City Council. It is a university extension course. It includes the UB card and access to all university services.

Language support programme
Language support programme

Initiative coordinated by PSAU (Programme for the Social Politics and Access to the University) of the Faculty of Education of the UB and the UB Solidarity Foundation. Students from the University of Barcelona and people from outside the university community take part in this programme.

Psychosocial support programme
Psychosocial support programme

Through an internship agreement between the UB Solidarity Foundation and the Faculty of Psychology of the UB, final year students provide psychosocial support to students enrolled in the Programme. Likewise, an agreement has been established for those who need psychological support.

Accommodation (first phase)
Accommodation (first phase)

The full scholarship includes a full board accommodation in a residence hall of the University of Barcelona, where students can find a university environment (national and international students).

Recognition of previous studies
Recognition of previous studies

The University of Barcelona approved in may 2018 a protocol for the recognition of previous studies carried out by refugee students who do not have documents or who do not have official sealed documents.

Tutorial Action Plan (TAP)
Tutorial Action Plan (TAP)

Once the refugee student starts his/her studies, the Tutorial Action Plan is activated (ground-breaking in the Faculties of Economics and Business and Mathematics), by means of which he/she keeps regular contact with teachers and the tutor.

Accommodation (second phase)
Accommodation (second phase)

Through agreements with local authorities (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and Viladecans) and supra-municipal bodies (Council of Barcelona), the Programme promotes the social integration of students in cities and towns.

Comprehensive legal advice
Comprehensive legal advice

In agreement with the Information Centre for Foreign Workers (CITE) of the CCOO (Spanish Trade Union), Programme students receive free comprehensive legal advice. The service is also available to potential refugee students.

Spanish lessons for foreigners
Spanish lessons for foreigners

Hispanic Studies offers 4 seats to learn Spanish throughout the year.

Accommodation (Torre Baró)
Accommodation (Torre Baró)

The UB dedicates 3 flats to refugee students, in agreement with CCAR and ACCEM, in the network of flats dedicated to assist asylum seekers.

Awareness-raising activities and forums
Awareness-raising activities and forums

The programme also focuses on the detection and analysis of good practices at the local level, as well as participation in local, Catalan and national forums.

Participation in the labour market
Participation in the labour market

The Program promotes the labour participation of the participants. An agreement with Nestlé offers two remunerated scholarships to perform professional internships.

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